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West Ham boss urges ‘absolutely outstanding’ playmaker to knuckle down

10:15 30 July 2014

Ravel Morrison. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Ravel Morrison. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has refused to admit that he wants midfielder Ravel Morrison to leave the club and is keen to help him become a top player.

Co-chairman David Sullivan mentioned earlier this week that the board and manager were on a warpath over the future of Morrison, with Allardyce not wanting him at the club.

The England under-21 international is currently recovering from a hernia operation and will not be fit for the start of the season.

After a superb start to the last campaign, Morrison was loaned out to QPR and many believed his long-term future remained away from Upton Park.

Allardyce though is hoping that if Morrison can improve his discipline and attitude on the training pitch, he can become a fine player for West Ham.

“We thought we’d brought Ravel to the forefront of his abilities this time last year. He had a fantastic pre-season and he started the season exceptionally well,” Allardyce told West Ham’s official website.

“I think that drifted away somewhat and he ended up with QPR on loan and ended up helping get them promoted.

“He had a little injury, where he’s had a hernia operation, which is obviously going to help him.

“If he gets back to knuckling down, getting him used to the disciplined side of the game, then his talents are absolutely outstanding and that’s all Ravel has to do - make sure he knuckles down to the discipline side of the game and training and then expressing the abilities he has on the football field, as we’d all love to see them.

“It’s about having no regrets at the end of it.

“When your football career finally comes to an end we all look back on our football careers, when we were in our early 20s and thinking there’s a long way to go, you click your fingers and it’s nearly all over.”

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